dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

Definition of dosage

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses
3 : an exposure to some experience in or as if in measured portions

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Thomas was surprised, since four bags was his own usual dosage, and mortified, the police reported. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Maryland’s high court approves manslaughter conviction for drug dealer," 3 July 2019 Her son, Grant, began behaving erratically when his medication dosage was upped recently. Laura Newberry, latimes.com, "Costco shooting is worst nightmare for families of developmentally disabled children," 21 June 2019 The lawsuits accuse the company of downplaying the addiction risks and pushing doctors to increase dosages even as the dangers became known. Geoff Mulvihill, The Seattle Times, "Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma," 27 Mar. 2019 Afterward, Smith increased the woman's dosage of Clonazepam, a powerful sedative and popular recreation drug, without giving her any medical examination. Michael Gordon And Maria Albrough, charlotteobserver, "Feds say NC doc bartered with female patients: Have sex with me, and I'll get you drugs. | Charlotte Observer," 10 May 2018 His cholesterol is too high, despite taking medicine to lower it, and Dr. Jackson said Mr. Trump would be increasing the 10-milligram dosage of Crestor to better control it. Michael D. Shear And Lawrence K. Altman, M.d., New York Times, "Doctor Declares Trump’s Health Excellent, With Perfect Score on Cognitive Test," 16 Jan. 2018 Every few months, my body would adjust and the drug would lose its effectiveness, so my doctor would increase the dosage. Sarah Wilson As Told To Maria Carter, Woman's Day, "I Trusted My Doctor—Until I Became Addicted to Prescription Painkillers," 22 Apr. 2016 In a New England Journal of Medicine editorial, a panel of experts cited examples such as inflexible thresholds on dosages, abrupt tapering and misapplication of the guidelines for people with cancer, sickle cell disease or recovering from surgery. Jayne O'donnell, USA TODAY, "Pain patients left in anguish by doctors 'terrified' of opioid addiction, despite CDC change," 24 June 2019 In medical settings, pharmacists with sensitive equipment weigh dosages almost too small to see with the naked eye and then parse them out among measured saline solutions. Erin Allday, SFChronicle.com, "Fentanyl rising as killer in San Francisco — 57 dead in a year," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of dosage

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of dosage was circa 1867

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dosage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dosage

: the amount of a medicine, drug, or vitamin that should be taken at one time or regularly during a period of time

dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

Medical Definition of dosage

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose
b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses

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